Garlic Bread Salad
1/3 cup olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
6 slices Italian bread (1 inch thick)
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
4 large roma tomatoes, cut into 3/4 inch pieces
1(14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and trimmed
8 ounces Fontina cheese, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
4 green onions, thinly sliced
6-8 basil leaves, julienned
salt and pepper
Combine olive oil and garlic in a bowl and mix well.
Reserve half the olive oil mixture.
Brush both sides of the bread slices with the remaining olive oil mixture.
Arrange the slices in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Broil for 2 minutes perside or until brown.
Cut each slice into 1 inch cubes.
Whisk the reserved olive oil mixture and balsamic vinegar in a bowl.
Add the bread cubes, tomatoes, artichokes, cheese, green onions and basil and mix gently.
Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.